Add data to your datacards with the factsheet

Silk can visualize and filter data on your Silk. For this to work, you need to tell Silk which bits of information on your site are important. You do this by entering ‘facts’ on each datacard. A fact is a property of the datacard. Facts are made of 2 things: a tag that describes it, and a value (e.g. Location: Times Square).

When you edit a datacard, you see a fact sheet on top of the datacard. Here you can enter a descriptive tag on the left, and a value on the right.

Silk understands these kinds of facts:

  1. Numerical values. You can create nice charts with these.
  2. Currency. If you prepend an ammount of money with its currency symbol (e.g. ‘$100’), Silk will recognize it and be able to convert between different currency.
  3. Locations. Silk recognizes locations in natural language (e.g. ‘Times Square, NY’) and coordinates (e.g. ‘52.37306, 4.89222’). Silk lets you plot nice maps if you added locations to your datacards. See this article on how to format your locations.
  4. Distributions. You can create your own text based distributions. For example, you can create a ‘Reservation’ fact with the values ‘Needed’ and ‘Not needed’. This lets you easily filter your pages later on (e.g. you can see all restaurants which you won’t need a reservation for on a map). You can also create bar charts and pie charts to visualize distributions.
  5. Links. Silk makes URLs clickable.
  6. Normal text. You can use normal text freely for stuff like descriptions and summaries.

In the image below, you can see facts with curreny (‘Price: $299’), distributions (‘Open / Closed: Closed’ and ‘Style: Over-ear’), a location (‘Made in: Canada’), and links.